February 15, 2012
Today’s Text: Colossians 3:17 “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”
Today’s Key Thought: A wise steward of their vocation is thankful for their current career or job.
Life sometimes can seem like it comes toward us from all directions. We seem to be coming and going at the same time and we sometimes find ourselves every which way, involved in more than we thought possible. Sometimes this is because we have chosen to live life in an unmanageable way, other times it is because we have fallen asleep at the wheel of life and our lack of direction and planning has caused a chaotic crash of a lifestyle. God’s design for a Christian’s lifestyle is one that is manageable. Sometimes, because of our choices, we find ourselves in a job or career that we find not quite up to the standard we had hoped. Maybe that job is new or maybe its one you have had for a long time. No matter the kind or length of a job, God’s call for you is the same, “…do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” God’s will for you in your place of work is to do everything to His glory and do it with an attitude of thankfulness. Sometimes we use the excuse of looking for a “reason” first before we are thankful for our current situation; yet, God tells us that whatever the situation, we are to give thanks to God. God’s grace and love to you is enough to be thankful for all you are able to do.
Does your current job or career seem chaotic or not up to the standard you thought? Have you bought into the lie that “you deserve better”? God certainly wants His best for your life, according to His will; but God also knows that you need to be thankful for what you have. Whatever you are doing; good, bad, or ugly, God’s will for you is to do it for His glory and give thanks to Him for it. Those who manage little well, are given more to manage in time.